Virtual Library

Start Your Search

Andrea Fung



Author of

  • +

    P3.03 - Biology (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 969)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
    • Track:
    • Presentations: 1
    • Moderators:
    • Coordinates: 9/26/2018, 12:00 - 13:30, Exhibit Hall
    • +

      P3.03-21 - CXCR4 Overexpression is Associated with Poor Survival Outcome After Recurrence in Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients (ID 13659)

      12:00 - 13:30  |  Presenting Author(s): Andrea Fung

      • Abstract

      Background

      Overexpression of CXCR4 is associated with poor outcomes for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Studies suggest a gender specific difference in outcomes of stage IV NSCLC patients, with shorter survival in females with high expression of CXCR4. The current study evaluates the association between CXCR4 expression and gender, time to recurrence, and survival in early stage NSCLC patients.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      Patient characteristics, clinical variables and outcome data were obtained from the Glans-Look Lung Cancer database for stage I-III NSCLC patients diagnosed between 2003-2006 at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Tissue microarrays were created from surgical or biopsy specimens, and CXCR4 expression was evaluated using quantitative fluorescent immunohistochemistry. CXCR4 expression and outcome data were analyzed using a Cox proportional hazards and multi-state model.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      230 patients with stage I-III NSCLC were identified, and 181 patients had corresponding tissue for CXCR4 analysis. Early stage NSCLC patients with CXCR4 overexpression had worse overall survival compared to those with low CXCR4 expression (p<0.05). No gender specific difference was observed. Time to recurrence did not correlate with CXCR4 expression, and there was no association with the site of recurrence (local versus distant). However, high CXCR4 expression was associated with increased risk of death after recurrence (p<0.05).

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      Early stage lung cancer patients with high CXCR4 expression have worse survival outcomes, particularly after recurrence of disease. The role of CXCR4 as a prognostic marker in NSCLC patients who have recurred should be further elucidated.

      6f8b794f3246b0c1e1780bb4d4d5dc53